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Memoir Writing Workshop at Cottonwood

May 16, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

This event will be held at the Cottonwood Community Library. Additional events will be held throughout the county. Click here for more information.

Re-Imagining Memoir Through Scene: This writing workshop will focus on the main building block of story — scene. Through fun writing exercises and instruction, you’ll learn strategies to re-imagine a story, set the scene, and get it on paper. While geared towards memoir writers, this class will be helpful to anyone attempting to tell a story, real or imagined. This is a 90-minute session.

Angela Foster is a poet and memoirist who teaches creative writing at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis. Angela received a 2017 Loft Literary Center Excellence in Teaching Award. The New York Mills Cultural Center granted her a writing residency and she received a Minnesota State Arts Grant in 2017. Other awards and recognition include a hand-carved chair and the title “Bard” from the Cambria Eisteddfod competition in New Ulm, MN, a performance by the Petaluma Readers Theatre in California of her memoir piece, Brat, and the selection of a haiku written by Angela for “Poetry on the Sidewalk” at the Pine City library. Angela holds a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Creative Nonfiction from Pine Manor College in Boston, MA. She served as co-editor of County Lines: 87 Minnesota Counties, 130 Minnesota Poets, published by Loon Feather Press (2008) and co-authored Farm Girls with her sister, Candace Simar, released by RivePlace Press in 2013.

 You can learn more about Angela Foster at her website: https://www.angelaffoster.com/
Pre-registration is not required, but is strongly recommended due to limited space. Reserve your spot by contacting us here; calling 507-537-7003; or emailing: library@marshalllyonlibrary.org (put “memoir” in the subject line).

Clean Water Land & Legacy Amendment logoThis activity is funded in part or in whole with money from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.


May 16, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Cottonwood Community Library
86 W Main Street
Cottonwood, MN 56229 United States
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